USF employee arrested after threat against Ohio school

USF University Police (UP) arrested a member of the custodial staff Saturday evening on a charge of making terroristic threats to a public school.

The suspect, Kyle Parramore of Wesley Chapel, allegedly wrote an online post Sept. 12 threatening to shoot up Ironton Elementary and Middle Schools in Ohio.

“The FBI contacted us and we quickly picked up Parramore at the Social Sciences building, where he was working at the time, without any problems,” UP Assistant Chief Chris Daniel said. 

According to an article on, the threat caused all schools in Lawrence County, Ohio to be placed on lockdown.

It is currently unknown whether Parramore is connected to the middle school. He will be extradited to Ohio from Hillsborough County Jail to face felony charges of terroristic threats and inducing panic. 

— Staff report